Vermont LP on the ballot for 2016

The Vermont Libertarian Party is officially on the ballot for 2016, as it successfully organized in 10 towns recently.

To be a recognized party in Vermont, a political party must organize in at least 10 towns between September and December in the year preceding a general election, or one of its statewide candidates must get at least 5% in a general election.

Click here to read the press release.

Reflection on 2015 and thanks to LP members from Chair Nicholas Sarwark

LP Chair Nicholas Sarwark
LP Chair Nicholas Sarwark

LP files lawsuit over Connecticut residency requirement for petitioners

The Libertarian Party filed a lawsuit against the state of Connecticut, challenging a law which requires anyone petitioning for candidates in the state to be a resident of Connecticut.

The provision requiring petitioners to be residents of the state in which they are petitioning has been overturned in 11 states and the District of Columbia.

Click here to read the full article.

Newsweek on McAfee running for LP nomination

John McAfeeFrom a December 31, 2015 article in Newsweek on John McAfee, who recently declared his bid for the Libertarian nomination for president:

Harry Browne’s New Year’s Resolutions for Selling Liberty Effectively

LP 1996 and 2000 Presidential Candidate Harry Browne
Harry Browne
LP 1996, 2000 Presidential Candidate

Harry Browne, the Libertarian Party's presidential nominee in 1996 and 2000, was among the greatest salesmen for liberty who ever lived. He wrote the below Libertarian New Year’s Resolutions in 1998.

Libertarians Working For You show, on ending college subsidies with Anton Chamberlin

ImageThe 12/30/15 episode of Libertarians Working For You hosted by Arvin Vohra is now available online, with guest Anton Chamberlin, founding member of the College Libertarians at Loyola (New Orleans), on ending college subsidies.

Click here to listen.

101 potential candidates file in Texas

Image101 potential candidates have filed to run for office as Libertarians in Texas for the 2016 elections.

The filing deadline was on December 14. Texas has the second-earliest filing deadline for non-establishment parties, behind Arkansas, whose 2016 candidates had to file in early November.

The Texas LP has run over 100 candidates for office in the last several general elections.

Sputnik features LP chair Nicholas Sarwark's comments on violence in Syria

ImageLibertarian National Committee chair Nicholas Sarwark was interviewed on December 25 by Sputnik News, on the violence in Syria.

"The focus on which groups are being murdered by ISIS is a distraction from the bigger problem that ISIS is killing people of all stripes," Sarwark said.

McAfee will run for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination

From USA TODAY December 24, 2015

by Jon Swartz

Early Christmas gift to LP

Many thanks to Michael Chastain of Austin, Texas for contributing $24,000 to the LP recently. He contributed $4,000 for Oklahoma ballot access plus $20,000 to help finance a major project to distribute door hangers in 2016 featuring the World's Smallest Political Quiz.


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